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Former ‘Cosby’ Kid Thrilled About New TV show

July 11, 2012

Actress Tempestt Bledsoe says she’s thrilled to be returning to network television on a show that portrays “a positive black family” similar to the long-running hit sitcom she was a part of for roughly eight years — “The Cosby Show.”

“That show was my childhood,” said Bledsoe, who played middle child Vanessa in the show that also starred Bill Cosby, Phylicia Rashad, Malcolm-Jamal Warner, Lisa Bonet and Keshia Knight Pulliam. “It did so many things. It greatly influenced the kinds of projects I did. It helped form my core values, like my work ethic.”
 
Bledsoe and actor Anthony Anderson spoke Friday at the Essence Music Festival about a new show they’re starring in, “Guys with Kids,” which premieres this fall on NBC.
 
In an interview after their public appearance, the co-stars told The Associated Press they were thrilled the show will spotlight a “positive black family on network television.”
 
“We just don’t have that right now, not on network television,” said Anderson, who has two children of his own. “Like the Cosby Show, this will be an opportunity to see the love, support, humor and beauty of a black family on TV.” Read More

 
 
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